Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Sex Worker

The life of Lydia was one miserable life ever since she was young. At the age of four her parents got involved in a fatal accident and died instantly living the four years young girl a complete orphan. With no relatives around in the capital city of Kenya Nairobi, Susan opted to live the streets and at the age of ten she got raped during one rainy night in the month of October. This made life more miserable for her and she grew up, she started to get involved in prostitution to earn a living at the age of 14, she had been defiled and she had lost hope of ever seeing light or rays of hope shine in her life. She did the job for 10 years and while doing her job as her sex worker a certain man took her to a lodging and in the early morning a at around 2 am she stole the man's money a sum of a hundred thousand. This couldn't last long as the man later traced her and killed her and the end of Susan's miserable life.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Butula, Nairobi, Kenya
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